Mexican Bird of Paradis
I'm just joining this group. I visited my dad in Tucson earlier this month and fell in love with the mexican bird of paradise in his yard. So of course when I got home I had to have one of my own.
I live in Illinois and I think the winters here are too harsh to keep it outside but I'd love to grow one in the house.
I have bought one in the last day or so and now would like some info on keeping it alive. I KNOW I should have done my research before buying but it was a lovely healthy plant and I couldn't walk away without it.
What I need to know now is--- what sort of sun and how much to give it-- do I water often or not so much-- and as it grows do I leave it pot bound or does it prefer more root room???? There are dozens more questions I have but at this time I can't think what they are.
If you all wouldn't mind helping me I'd sure appreciate it.
I also must say, I had never been to Tucson before and was just amazed at how beautiful it is with those mountains right there everywhere you look. I was just awestruck!!!!
Dad took me to the Dove of the Desert too and I could have stayed there forever but dad and my step mother made me leave!!! HAHAHAHAHAA!!!!
Thanks again for any help you guys can offer.